Community Development: The Resource Basket Team
We are a team of professionals devoted to improving the lives of Alaska’s youth.
About Danielle Larsgaard
I’m Danielle Larsgaard, the new Resource Basket Supervisor. A seasonal commercial fisherman with grassroots to Bristol Bay and traditional Alaskan Native Artist. A full time mom and part time student. Majority of my career background is in the behavioral health field in Rural Alaska and Advocacy. I am excited to join The Resource Basket Team and getting to know everyone, if you have time please stop in for a cup of tea or zoom call.
About Linda Ayagarak-Daney
Linda Ayagarak-Daney was born and raised in Chevak, AK. She and her husband of 33 years have 3 boys in Anchorage. She earned her BA in Human Services in 2005 and has served Alaska Native/American Indians since then. She is passionate about subsistence activities like fishing, and berry picking as well as Yuraqing. She is very excited to be joining the Resource Basket team and look forward to building meaningful relationships in her capacity as the Resource Basket Coordinator.
About Eva Gregg
I am Eva Gregg. I live and work on the lands of the Dena’ina People in Anchorage, Alaska. I was born and raised in Kotzebue, Alaska, which means I am Inupiaq. I am a social worker because I know how hard life is for Alaskan Natives as well as how systemic oppression affects each Alaskan Native person. I fight the fight for those who cannot fight themselves. I earned my degree in Social Work in May of 2019.
About Joie Millett
Joie Millett was born in Kotzebue and raised in Unalakleet. She has three boys that keep her busy and constantly entertained. Joie has worked at RurAL CAP for 16 of the last 18 years and is committed to its vision of “Healthy People, Sustainable Communities, Vibrant Cultures.” She provides overall supervision and leadership of the Resource Basket.
About Kelley Woods
Kelley Woods was born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska and moved to Anchorage in 2015 where she now raises her two-year-old daughter, Tiana. Kelley was raised doing subsistence fishing with her family in Bristol Bay and is looking forward to doing the same with her daughter as she grows up. On her free time, she enjoys painting, journaling and most of all spending time with her daughter, family and friends. Kelley is the Community Development Assistant and is here to support the Resource Basket as well as the Elder Mentor Program. She is excited to be here to help the Alaska Native communities- while also having the opportunities to learn more about her culture.
About Kimberly Martus
Kimberly has lived and worked in rural and urban Alaska since 1977. She earned a juris doctorate (J.D) degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1993 and a B.A degree in Native American Studies from The Evergreen State College in 1985. She is a mother to two grown sons and a grandmother of three. Kimberly has a longstanding commitment and passion for tribal justice and has actively provided tribal court assessments, training, planning, code-writing and other technical services to Alaska Tribes since 1995. She is a certified Tribal Healing to Wellness Court trainer and has other specialized experience representing indigenous children, troubled youth and Tribes in both state and tribal courts. Kimberly has served as a tribal court judge and as an associate justice. She has worked as a prisoner reentry program manager, tribal court administrator and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska teaching federal Indian law and justice studies.
The Resource Basket